There has been much hand-wringing and doom-saying lately about potential Chinese (and Iranian and North Korean, to a lesser extent) anti-access / area denial (AA/AD or A2/AD) capabilities. Supposedly, our carriers have been rendered mere floating targets (odd, though, isn’t it, that
is desperately trying to build a carrier fleet? – hmmm… someone should think about the deeper meaning of that – but, I digress) and the Navy, in general has no hope of approaching Chinese shores. It certainly seems as if A2/AD will be the decisive military concept of the future and one that the China has little hope of beating. U.S.
Wouldn’t it be something, though, if somehow the tables could be turned and
had to face A2/AD instead of us? Then they’d have no hope and it would be their carriers that were floating targets. China
[I assume you all recognize the sarcasm in the preceeding paragraphs!]